Doja Cat has pulled out of her opening slot on Weeknd’s summer stadium tour and all upcoming festival dates due to tonsil surgery, the singer announced on Friday.
“Hi guys,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram story. “I wanted you to hear it from me first. Unfortunately, I need to have tonsil surgery as soon as possible. The surgery is routine, but recovery is going to take some time due to swelling. This means that I have to cancel my festival this summer as well as The Weeknd tour. I feel awful about this but can’t wait for this to heal and get back to making music and creating an experience for all of you.
In addition to Weeknd’s tour, which runs from July to September, Doja was scheduled to perform tomorrow (May 21) at Hangout Festival in Alabama and Glastonbury Festival in the UK next month.
She had hinted that “bad news” might be coming when posting about her tonsil disease earlier this week. “Dr. just had to cut into my left amygdala,” she wrote on Twitter. “I had an abscess in it. My whole throat is fucked so I might have some bad news for you all soon. She continued, “I was taking fucking antibiotics but forgot I was taking them then I drank wine and vaped all day then started getting a nasty ass growth on my tonsil so they had to do surgery today” followed by a flurry of tweets about the difficulty of quitting vaping.His Twitter account is now “Throatussy era”.
While the news was unexpected, it wasn’t a total shock: Doja has been on a streak of years of near-constant work, including multiple awards show appearances, a high-profile appearance at the Coachella festival the month last and the release of his third album, “Planet Her”, last summer. She’s shown signs of strain in recent months, including announcing she’s quitting music earlier this year and a few grumpy public statements, and while that forced months of work to be cancelled, the tonsil situation could ensue. give him a welcome respite.
However, her strong performances at Coachella have shown that she is more than capable of filling big stages as a headliner, and her long string of platinum singles (including five from “Planet Her” alone) should give her credit. a decent cushion until she’s ready to hit the road again.